"Roll over Beethoven": the reaction of classical music recording divisions to the continuing emergence of a consumer culture in America between 1956 and 1982.
Access RightsWorldwide access
Babb, G. Kyle.
MetadataShow full item record
As the musical world looks at decreasing sales of classical music recorded on solid media, alarm bells sound. Why is there such a disparity between sales of classical recordings and those of popular music? This study seeks to understand if the situation in today's record market is a result of actions taken by classical recording companies in the critical time period between 1956 and 1982. Profound cultural, as well as technological changes occurred during this time period, necessitating reaction by classical music recording labels. Highlighting these developments, this study seeks to determine the sufficiency of actions by American classical recording companies with the overarching goal of understanding whether or not the seeds for the present situation of classical records were sown in this era.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
An investigation of pedagogical methods for increasing the perceived relevance of music theory courses to undergraduate music students. Ripley, Angela N. (, 2011-09-14)This thesis investigates three pedagogical avenues toward increasing the perceived relevance of music theory to undergraduate music students. These avenues include exploring the relation of analysis to performance, the ...
Maine, Rachel J. (2007-02-14)This thesis examines acts of musical repression conducted in Germany, Russia, and China under the governments of Hitler, Stalin, and Mao. These countries and their repressive periods are compared in several different ways: ...
Timmons, Lena G. (2007-02-14)The music of two scenes from four revenge westerns made between 1956 and 2001 is analyzed for generic similarities possibly shared between the films. The thesis looks at how four directors and composers set similar dramatic ...